Perspectives 1:Artists in the Matasci Collection is an exhibition whose purpose is to pay tribute to the art collector Mario Matasci, from Tenero, in Switzerland. In recent years, the MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino has striven to keep pace with the changes taking place in cultural policy developments on the southern side of the Alps, regularly tackling the issue of primarily private collecting. In an age when the art market is clearly experiencing a speculative bubble and public museums are encountering enormous difficulties in maintaining their defined role as the Lighthouses of Art, as well as in achieving a more appropriately acute new identity as Museums, never has private collecting been more of a key element in a coordinated network between the different public cultural poles, which essentially and in principle retain responsibility for addressing the

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